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This craft category is a huge collection of creative DIY home decors, DIY garden decors and furniture makeover ideas! DIY home decors and frugal home decorating ideas, pallet furniture, vintage and shabby chic style home decors, rustic home decors, DIY garden decors, handmade garden furniture, garden toys, furniture painting, furniture remodeling / furniture makeovers, free DIY furniture plans, home makeover ideas and everything about creative home decorating and garden decorating!
Tissue paper flowers (with 4 different petal pattern)
Are you looking for a quick, cheap but still gorgeous spring /wedding decor, or a last minute flower bouquet? If yes, this tissue paper flower making technique is a perfect choice for you! All you need is some colored tissue paper and a bunch of green pipe cleaners (or sticks). If you are out of time and you can't buy special multi colored tissue papers just try to make the flowers from  ordinary paper napkins! In this website you will find 4 different petal pattern: dahlia,rose,peony,daisy,poppy
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Origami swallowtail butterfly ( paper folding )
We love origami ! The origami decorations not just only super cheap alternatives of the expensive home decors , but they are also looking gorgeous and unique! These colorful origami butterflies are made with a little piece of paper. It's an easy paper folding project ( especially with this nice and detailed close up paper folding video tutorial ) , you can make them easily even if you are not familiar with origami. You can use these gorgeous paper butterflies to brighten up your spring decor or just spice up the kids room with a colorful and fun butterfly mobile.
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DIY Rustic pallet wood pumpkin - fall decor
Today Make it & Love It is here with another super easy pallet project. Pallets are a great material to use to achieve that rustic look , and with fall decor , we love a little rustic. Pallets are usually inexpensive ( or free! ) so these DIY Rustic pallet wood pumpkins are a great way to decorate on a budget ! This is a relatively easy and fun DIY Fall Decor that you can use every year! This inexpensive DIY project is a fun way to make your own custom vintage home decor , because these pallet wood ( or reclaimed wood ) pumpkins just look great on a mantle or as part of an outdoor ( front door ) fall decor.
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DIY Deck post cap faux cactus - summer decor (upcycling craft)
Did you know that even wooden deck post caps ( and furniture legs ) can be fun, boho summer decors ? This time Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to upcycle those old wood pieces into a wonderful summer decor: a faux cactus ! We know that these faux wooden cacti don’t truly replace real living plants , but they’re awfully cute and a cinch to maintain. If real cactus plants are a no-go in your house, ( because of the kids or overly curious animals ) fake cactus is just perfect!
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Easy and quick DIY fall centerpiece with leaves and burlap
We love fall colors! We also love the leaves! So many beautiful natural colors and shapes - and the best: autumn leaves costs nothing! So this gorgeous DIY fall candle centerpiece is not just beautiful, easy to make and quick but also frugal and reusable! (Because if you don't need an autumn decor anymore you can just reuse the candles to decorate for other seasons and holidays as well) In this nice craft tutorial That's What Che Said will teach you how to make this beautiful fall centerpiece in no time!
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DIY Easy Halloween pumpkin wicker basket fall decor
I we find a simple upcycling fall craft project that relies on thrift store items, we get an extra charge of satisfaction!  And this Halloween-themed project is no exception! Get a few wicker basket / rattan paper plate holders  and create this super cute and oh-so-easy wicker basket jack-o-lantern Halloween decor! Brilliant, isn't it? Sadie Seasongoods will show you how to make your very own adorable fall /  halloween decor from a simple upcycled wicker basket in no time!
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Acrylic painting techniques - step by step video tutorials
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful unique acrylic paintings in vibrant fun colors? Acrylic Painting Techniques 's art class video channel will teach you how to paint these gorgeous pictures in nice, easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials ! Her acrylic painting videos are very easy to follow even if your are a beginner in painting with acrylics , and the outcome is so beautiful you can gift them to your family members or hang on your wall! In this Youtube art channel you can find more than 40! different step-by-step painting tutorial with various landscape themes, seasonal paintings, flowers etc.
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DIY Eternal terrarium from a light bulb - recycling craft
This DIY eternal terrarium is an absolutely amazing upcycling project which costs almost nothing! Grab and old light bulb, fill it with small rocks, dirt and moss and bring a little bit of nature inside your home! You can recycle old light bulbs ( or other glass containers ) to create your own miniature ecosystem. This miniature eternal terrarium will spice up your room and the best: you don't need to take care of it at all! Add a little water, close it down and voilá' you have an eternal miniature garden in your room! Crafts with nature are always the bests, but with this green upcycling hom decor project you can recycle some glass trash as well, which is also a very nice thing!
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DIY Painted pumpkin mason jars - fall decor (mason jar craft)
Mason jars are not for just canning! They are also perfect as a crafting material! For example: create a cute mason jar pumpkin ! This time Sustain My Craft Habit will show you how to make a super cute pumpkin jar out of simple mason jars and wine corks in no time! Whether you will display the finished pumpkin jars in a group or scattered everywhere around your home, they will be astonishing! Get the step-by-step tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com, and let's get crafting !
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DIY Cardboard box castle - upcycling craft
Today's craft tutorial by A Beautiful Mess is a wonderful and oh-so-fun recycling craft! This fun and thrifty handmade cardboard box castle is easy to make and it's a perfect gift for your kids ! Handmade toys brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalize it to your little girls or boys taste as much as you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, or a sturdy cobblestone castle for your brave knights, the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box castle tutorial you can make one castle easily in no time:
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Gorgeous lilac with cold porcelain ( clay flower )
Will you believe me if i say that this gorgeous lilac flower is made from air drying clay / homemade cold porcelain? Unbelievable, isn't it? To make this gorgeous life-like lilac flower you will need air drying clay / modelling clay or homemade cold porcelain and acrylic paints. With this nice step-by-step photo tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous clay flower! Well, it's not the easiest and quickest craft project in our collection ( because the small details ) but absolutely worth the time and effort! This gorgeous flower won't wither which makes it  a perfect spring home decor  or a gorgeous gift for any occasion!
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DIY Vintage garden greenhouse from old windows - repurpose
Liz Marie's blog featured Holli's gorgeous garden greenhouse which is entirely made out of antique windows! How wonderful is it? A lot of planning need to create this gorgeous DIY vintage garden greenhouse, but it's absolutely worth the time and effort! And the best: this vintage /rustic greenhouse is absolutely low-budget because you can re-purpose some old thrown out windows! Visit Liz Marie Blog and get inspired to create your own greenhouse in large from windows and doors or in a miniature home decor version with picture frames! If you love gardening, woodworking and recycle this craft project will be your next favorite!
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DIY Double Valentine wreath - quick Valentine's day decor
It's time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! What better way to decorate for Valentine's day than to sprinkle your doors with a beautiful Valentine inspired double wreath. This sweet front door decoration by Craftaholics Anonymous will help your family - and anyone who walks into your house - feel the love. So don't hesitate: get the step-by-step tutorial at craftaholicsanonymous.net and create a gorgeous double Valentine wreath today :
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Christmas trees with paper weaving from newspaper
This paper christmas tree is made completelly from newspapers ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Paper weaving is a perfect hobby for you if you love recycling and crafts , because with it you can create gorgeous decors from trash and help create a cleaner and liveable enviroment at the same time! With this super step-by-step video paper weaving tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous Christmas tree decor ! This little paper weaved christmas tree will be a perfect decoration in your home at winter/ Christmas , just paint them in any nice color that fits into your home with a little acrylic paint !
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How to put Christmas lights in empty glass (wine) bottles
An LED light string ( Christmas light ) can transform that fancy bottle of wine from a special occasion into a lasting ( and useful! ) memento. Use these bottle lights to brighten up any dark corner, as a night light or as festive decor around the holidays. The trick to recycling a glass bottle into a glowing light is by drilling a hole near the base of the bottle large enough to thread a small string of lights through. With a few specific tools , this can be a simple undertaking.
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DIY Thumbtacks - bulletin board decoration (office decor)
We love DIY Thumbtacks ! This easy, quick and beautiful craft by Sadie Seasongoods brings more personality to your bulletin board ! Transform your office the easy way! This office decor project couldn’t be easier : it probably took 5 minutes to complete. Wouldn’t these lovely DIY thumbtacks make great gifts ? Because, who doesn’t love a little bling and charm? You can use any small decorations and craft bits to create fun DIY thumbtacks, such as : acrylic decorations, old buttons, wooden scrapbook decorations, plastic rhinestones, pebbles / stones, small seashells.... the possibilities are endless!
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DIY Boho antique bottle decor with feathers & old buttons
This time use flattened metal buttons and feathers to make a gorgeous, bohemian summer decor ! Sadie Seasongoods will teach you how to make these beautiful decorations out of nothing. Of course ( If you haven't got antique bottles at hand ) you can use any empty glass bottles spiced up with a little glossy/transparent stain paint ( or you can create your own paint with a transparent PVA glue and a few drops of food coloring ). We love the finished bottles exotic look!
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DIY Tigger organizer from shoe box lids and cardboard
Keep the kids room nice and tidy with this super cool Tigger inspired organizer ! This kids craft/organizing project is also a very nice way to upcycle some paper junk! All you need to create this practical and cute paper organizer is a few shoe box lid and a thick cardboard sheet. You can use any Disney or other cartoon figure to create the cardboard box organizer that fits in to your kids room, or you can simply leave it and use the paper organizer as a nice and low budget office decor.
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Little easter baskets from newspaper - paper weaving
Learn how easy it is to weave a basket using newspaper! These adorable little ( easter ) baskets are made from newspaper using the technique of paper weaving with two tubes and the basic type of edging technique to finish the basket. These colorful, super easy to make, eco-friendly baskets can be wonderful handmade gifts for any occasion, just fill them up with easter treats or delicious cookies! You can weave baskets in any size and shape they will be just perfect! If you need a colorful toybox in the kids' room , or a nice litttle easter or cookie basket this upcycling diy project is a perfect choice for you!
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DIY Mobile phone holder (beach chair) from popsicle sticks
In this nice video craft tutorial you can learn how to make a cute beach chair phone holder from ice cream sticks ! This craft project is not just easy, but you can upcycle some junks with it which is also very nice! If you haven't got craft foam at hand you can use any scrap fabrics to create the mobile phone holder beach chairs. These popsicple stick mobile holders can be perfect gifts for any ocassion, or you can use it to decorate your office or the kids room on a budget!
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DIY vintage basket from plastic junks and clothespins
This gorgeous DIY vintage/rustic style basket is made from an empty plastic bucket and some wooden clothespins! Absoilutrelly brilliant and low budget way to decorate your vintage/shabby style home and upcycle some plastic junk at the same time! You can paint the clothespins into any color that fits into your house!  You can use these nice little baskets to organize small things, or it can be a perfect easter basket !(Just fill it with delicious homemade cookies/sweets)
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DYI Autumn fairy garden - fall garden decor
Just because a giant plastic pumpkin is broken or faded that doesn't mean that you have to throw it out! Jen from Tatertots & Jello will show you how to repurpose those boring plastic pumpkins into magical little gardens , making for a fantastic DIY project. Commonly known as fairy gardens , these arrangements fashion any kinds of containers and pots into beautiful and unique garden decor pieces. This DIY project idea invites you to use your imagination and create something unique. The process involves collecting all kinds of ( seasonal ) containers, filling them with soil, and then positioning the fragments accordingly. Remember, there's no wrong way to create a fairy garden! Check out the fun variations at tatertotsandjello.com:
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Skandinavian style winter dolls from logs (no-sew)
You will be surprised how easy is to make one of these gorgeous  cute skandinavian / russian winter dolls! Almost no-sewing involved in this quick winter craft project (only a few hand stitches for the hair and the skirt ruffles )!  In this nice craft site you can learn how can you make this adorable traditional winter doll with a simple log and some leftover fabrics.  The pictures of the different finished skandinavian / russian vintage doll designs in the site's comment section is also very interesting  (and inspirational) so don't forget to check it out!
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DIY underwater candles - gorgeous and easy table decor
Look at this gorgeous and magical underwater candle and flower table decor ! Isn't it beautiful? And believe or not it's a super easy craft ! You just need 2 glass containers ( vases ) a larger and a smaller one that fits into the large ( even mason jars will work well! ) and some faux ( or real ) flowers , stones and other optinonal decor elements.This underwater flower and candle composition can be a perfect decor in your wedding party , chirstmas table or you can use it in any holidays/occasions ( the possibilities are truly endless! )
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How to make a rag rug from old t-shirt with a hula hoop
Comfy and soft, pretty and happy, can you believe it’s made from a pile of old t-shirts? If you like weaved fabric rugs but you have never done any weaving, crochet, or knitting before this is the perfect upcycling craft project for you! You will be surprised  how quick is to make one rag rug, and how fun and enjoyable the whole process is! You only need a few simple tools and materials to make a rag rug such as old-t shirts, a hula hoop (or a sturdy cardboard box piece), some yarn and patience. This kids' craft project is a perfect way to decorate your home (or the kids' room) on a budget and also a great way to repurpose old t-shirts!
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Easy DIY one piece ribbon rose - video kanzashi tutorial
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous ( and super easy to make ) satin rose ! We love kanzashi ( ribbon folding ) technique because it's super easy and the outcome is always soo beautiful and unique! You can use this beautiful, delicate satin rose at your wedding , or you can make one as a beautiful gift for a special occasion! This kanzashi ( ribbon ) flower will look gorgeous in any color! Of course you can use this ribbon rose it as a nice spring / Easter decor but it will look gorgeous as a handmade accessory / jewelry as well!
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Gorgeous fall wreath with walnuts pinecones and acorns
Nature's gifts are always the best craft materials because they are beautiful and costs almost nothing! As an extra you can go out to the nature with the kids to collect walnuts,acorns and pinecones which is also a very fun fall activity! This gorgeous fall /winter wreath despite the look is very easy to make (even if you are a beginner in wreath making), with this nice picture documented craft tutorial it will be a piece of cake!
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